Dinner Makeover: Kicking the Takeout Habit
Real Simple food editor Charlyne Mattox encouraged Andi to get a week’s worth of meals planned at one time, and to do it when her energy is up—say, on a weekend afternoon. The same goes for prep: The more she can tackle in advance, the better. Charlyne then talked Andi through the produce aisle, teaching her a few simple techniques that will make garden-variety vegetables (spinach, carrots) tasty and give her the confidence to try new ones.
When it comes to the do’s and don’ts, you’ve got lots of questions. Here, solutions for making the season merry and bright.